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Mbuntu Cocktail Bar & Bistro

(formerly Bitterne Park Hotel)

2-4 Cobden Avenue
SO18 1FX

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  • No real ale Real Ale is NOT Available

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Opening Times


Monday7.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday7.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday7.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday7.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday7.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday7.00 am - 00.30 am
Sunday7.00 am - 00.30 am

Meal Times

Mon - Fri 7am - 10am, noon - 3pm, 6pm - 9pm
Sat & Sun 7am - 10am, noon - 3pm, 6pm - midnight

About the Pub

Reopened as a Cocktail Bar & Bistro 17/05/2021. Apart from contact details and opening/food times, the information here refers to the pub when it was the Bitterne Park Hotel.

This huge pub dominates the views east from Cobden Bridge. The original three bars have been merged into one but with enough of the interior walls left intact to give the feeling of separate areas. The high ceilings give a feeling of size and airiness, while still retaining a bit of cosiness. The long bar has two handpumps in the middle, but as of March 2019 neither were in use. One of the three areas is a games area with pool, darts and slot machines.

Historic Interest

A coaching inn was established on this site in 1686 and parts of the current building possibly date from the 18th century when there was a rebuild following a fire, though the brickwork looks slightly newer than this suggesting another later rebuild.

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  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Also breakfast from 7am to 10am.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking

    Limited spaces.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool, Darts.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    BT Sport and Sky.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Mbuntu Cocktail Bar & Bistro

2-4 Cobden Avenue
SO18 1FX

Sat Nav Reference

50.92372, -1.37563


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (105m)

First: 7

Nearby Station (750m)


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Mbuntu Cocktail Bar & Bistro, Southampton

Mbuntu Cocktail Bar & Bistro

2-4 Cobden Avenue
SO18 1FX

Pub Features

  • No Real Ale
  • Additional Services
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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